The Black Watch Museum

The Black Watch Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle. The Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds. A visit to this ancestral home of The Black Watch brings this glorious Regiment's past vibrantly to life.

The Museum

Uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and reminiscences bring to life the proud military heritage of this family regiment. The collection contains significant items that have been gathered by the Regiment throughout its history, right up to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more information on our Galleries, Collections and Exhibitions, please see the sub-menu to the left.

Visitor Information

The Castle & Museum has a lift to the first and second floors, accessible toilets, baby changing, and our interactive consoles have induction loops or transcriptions available.

An admission charge applies and we welcome donations to the upkeep of this important and lasting tribute to The Black Watch.

For more information on opening times, admission charges and location please see our Visitor Information page.

Meeting with staff

If you are visiting the Museum and wish to: talk to a member of Museum or Archive staff; carry out research; or make a donation to the Museum collections, please call in advance to make an appointment.

First World War Commemorations

Find out more about how the Castle & Museum is to commemorate the centenary of the First World War here.


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THE BLACK WATCH MUSEUM A charitable company registered in Scotland | Charity Number: SC005848
Company Number: SC410954 | VAT Number: 125 4637 20
Registered Office: Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth PH1 5HR